Mr. Clay's Speech on the Tariff: Or, The "American System," So Called ; Or, The Anglican System, in Fact, Introduced Here ; and Perverted in Its Most Material Bearing Upon Society, by the Omission of a System of Corn Laws, for the Protection of Agriculture

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Thomas W. White, 1827

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Page 59 - The great object of the institution of civil government is the improvement of the condition of those who are parties to the social compact. And no government, in whatever form constituted, can accomplish the lawful ends of its institution, but in proportion as it improves the condition of those over whom it is established.
Page 157 - All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.
Page 155 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page 135 - An act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland, in the State of Maryland, to the State of Ohio...
Page 60 - ... sciences, ornamental and profound, to refrain from exercising them for the benefit of the people themselves would be to hide in the earth the talent committed to our charge— would be treachery to the most sacred of trusts. The spirit of improvement is abroad upon the earth.
Page 59 - Europe, there are existing upward of one hundred and thirty of these light-houses of the skies; while throughout the whole American hemisphere, there is not one. If we reflect a moment upon the discoveries, which, in the last four centuries, have been made in the physical constitution of the universe, by the means of these buildings, and of observers stationed in them, shall we doubt of their usefulness to every nation? And while scarcely a year passes over our heads without bringing some new astronomical...
Page 172 - Resolved, That the Senators of this State in the Congress of the United States be instructed and the Representatives be requested to oppose the restoration of the deposits and the renewal of the charter of the United States Bank.
Page 159 - The congress shall have power — 1. To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises; to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts, and excises, shall be uniform throughout the United States: 2.
Page 60 - Indian tribes; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish post offices and post roads; to declare war, to raise and support armies ; to provide and maintain a navy...
Page 12 - It is most desirable that there should be both a home and a foreign market. But, with respect to their relative superiority, I cannot entertain a doubt. The home market is first in order, and paramount in importance.

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